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Verisign, Rediff tie up for Web addresses

By : CIOL Bureau

VeriSign has tied up with Rediff.com to offer personalized Web
addresses in India. The email addresses will be fully based on people’s names
and the tie up will be announced shortly.

Dell to revive sales pact with EMC

By : CIOL Bureau

Dell Computer, in a renewed sales and development relationship with
EMC Corp plans to resell computer-storage hardware and software made by the
latter. The pairing of the rivals has come as Dell struggles to bring together
its storage-technology acquisitions and investments.

Pentamedia lays off 107 employees

By : CIOL Bureau

Pentamedia Graphics has asked 107 employees to leave citing ‘underperformance’
as the reason. Of the 107, some are demanding a minimum of 3-4 months notice
period. The slowdown has also restricted the inflow of finances to the animation
software company.

Expressions and Operators

By : CIOL Bureau

An operator is a symbol that defines an operation (for example “+” is a symbol that defines the operation of adding). An expression as we know is a collection (of one or more) operations to be carried out in a certain order on certain entities.

Intel appoints CTO after 33 years in business

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel has appointed Patrick Gelsinger as the CTO of the company for
the first time since 33 years in business. Patrick Gelsinger, who has been with
Intel since 1979 will coordinate Intel’s long-term research activities.

IIW fails to make impact

By : CIOL Bureau

Korean companies, mainly the mobile apps and Internet technology
firms are taking part in the IIW for the first time in the history of IIW. The
event failed to make an impact on the first day though the organizers are
hopeful of its success.

Ellison offers free software for safer air travel

By : CIOL Bureau

Larry Ellison has offered to donate millions of dollars worth of
Oracle database software to the US government for managing a national
identification card system. The ID card would include fingerprints that has to
be produced at the time of travel in a measure to make air travel safer.

Fire the only respite for Sun

By : CIOL Bureau

"It may take six months, it may take a year. It may take
longer," says Edward Zander. The terrorist attacks came at a time when the
economy was already facing the blues. The attacks has cost Sun dearly as it
counted on a strong rebound in September.

Nexgen to provide satellite based vehicle-tracking

By : CIOL Bureau

Nexgen Logistix, a Pune based company, in a tie up with UK based
Satamatics will provide real time automated vehicle tracking system. The
satellite based system is targeted at the supply chain management in India.

Apple’s OS X ready for primetime

By : CIOL Bureau

Apple Computer’s new version of OS X operating system will be
launched this weekend. The upgraded OS X is based on UNIX and easily writes
digital video disks, runs faster, and allows more customization of the main
screen, according to the company.

HCL Tech acquires 51 % in Deutsche Software

By : CIOL Bureau

HCL Technologies has acquired 51% stake in Deutsche Software with
the remaining 49% to be acquired over the next three years. The Indian software
company is moving towards strengthening its financial services segment presence
globally. Analysts echoed optimism over the acquisition and expect a positive
impact on the company.

Sun to launch digital ID, may take on Microsoft

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun Microsystems will unveil a "digital identity"
initiative, a move to combat Micorsoft’s Passport. The network computer maker
is working towards making the Internet easier to use.

Rational, Asset tie up for corporate training

By : CIOL Bureau

Rational Software has announced collaboration with Asset
International, the technology training arm of Aptech Ltd., to conduct Rational
Training courses in India. The course would run for five days and would cost
approximately Rs 25,000.

Intel stays the course on capital investments

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel will invest $7.5 billion in capital expenditures this year as
per its initial plans, regardless of the slump in the semiconductor industry.
The announcement by Intel comes as a relief to the chip industry, which has seen
new orders drop by half this year.

AMD cuts 15% workforce, closes two fabs

By : CIOL Bureau

AMD will lay off 2,300 people and also shut down two chip fabs in
Austin and Texas in a bid to save an estimated $125 million resulting from this.
The company has already forecast poor financial quarter as a result of the
slowdown and intense competition from Intel.

Virtual Private Network finally set to take off in India, predicts IDC

By : CIOL Bureau

The economic slowdown has had a deep impact on the IT as well as general spending of the corporates. Thus the need has arisen for IT solution that can reduce internal as well as external communication costs of the corporates.

Handspring licenses browser software to Sprint

By : CIOL Bureau

Handheld computer maker Handspring Inc. has licensed its Internet
browser software to wireless network company Sprint Corp. The Handspring Blazer
Web browser enables wireless Internet access to content in a variety of
programming languages.

Virus killing files in the name of war

By : CIOL Bureau

A new virus, masquerading as a program that allows people to vote
on whether the US should go to war is making its rounds. The "Vote
Virus" circulates via e-mail to users of Microsoft Outlook with ‘WTC.exe’
as an attachment.

Verisign to acquire Illuminet in $1.2 bn deal

By : CIOL Bureau

Verisign will acquire Illuminet Holdings, a provider of network
connectivity and services to telecommunications carriers, in an all-stock deal
valued at $1.2 billion. VeriSign is attempting to become a major player in the
emerging market for integrated voice and data services.

Sonata gets SEI Level 5 quality rating

By : CIOL Bureau

Sonata, a second tier software firm says it has been rated at Level
5 in the SEI-CMM assessment. The assessment tracks the processes of software
companies.